Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., left, commanding general of Brooke Army Medical Center and the Southern Regional Medical Command, presents Sgt. J.D. Williams with the Purple Heart medal and certificate Nov. 6 at the medical center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
So why is Sergeant Williams glad about stepping on an IED?
"I'm just glad I stepped on that IED. Otherwise, it would have been one of my buddies." - Army Sgt. J.D. Williams, triple amputee.